This was a large beautiful home on a lake, surrounded by trees. While the layout was everything the clients wanted, the style was not what one would expect in a lake house. These clients wanted “clean and crisp”, so there was work that needed to be done.
This kitchen was beyond massive, with plenty of room for cooking, eating and relaxing. But the islands were awkwardly placed, and the pantry was a tiny room off in a corner – not convenient at all when ingredients are needed. The islands appeared to be able to seat many people at it, but the island encroached on the casual seating area (the hearth room), so it was impossible to place any barstools there. The room was dark, the kitchen triangle wasn’t a triangle at all, and the wine bar had a harsh look, with oversized styling, painted black. The floors were an unstained maple, the cabinets were a medium cherry, and the support post had to stay where it was.